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8th December – Sea Dragon and eXXpedition crew welcome the schools of Martinique

For a few hours Monday morning the population aboard Sea Dragon increased 3-fold when the eXXpedition 2014 mission and journey was shared with 60 of Martinique’s school children. Sue, Malin, Laura, Maria, and Diana showed the children ages 5-11 and their teachers how the ship operated, while explaining what life was like aboard Sea Dragon. […]

5th December – Land ho!

14 28.02 N 60 51.98 W ……Land Ho!! Lights were spotted on the distant horizon at 4am by Sea Dragon’s second mate, Anne. This soon grew to resemble a string of twinkling lights, and as dawn broke we could see the island of Martinique take shape with its volcanic peak and lush, green wooded slopes. […]

1 December — A New Month & A New Future!

18 43.01 N 51 54.28 W It is December! We celebrated the sunny warm day by happily singing and dancing along with “Feliz Navidad” and “All I want for Christmas is You” (we had excitedly awaited for the first day of December to play some Christmas music). It was another really hot day, and we […]

Saturday 29 November — A Whale In Our Sights & Inspirational Activism

20’ 44,13 N 46’ 47,16 W Today all 14 of us succeeded in the International Buy Nothing Day mission by not buying anything! Easy! Another day in Sea-She Dragon has passed. Even with no more fresh fruit on board (eek!) we are still enjoying this amazing bold adventure all together in the middle of the […]

Sunday 23-Monday 24 November — Flying Fish, a Last Supper and Fragments of Time

24°45.25’N 33°26.65’W Overnight, a new passenger joined us on board.  One of the Atlantic’s liminal flying fish, existing magically in the borders between air and sea, fetched up on deck – to the great delight of our master dissector Diana.  A late night analysis of the creature’s stomach contents showed an all-natural last meal.  There […]

Monday 24 November — Going With the Flow

24°42.91’N 33°43.73’W As the sun rises on our tenth day at sea, we watch shearwater seabirds glide over the waves sitting on deck (a.k.a. Elaine’s Café) sharing stories over the steaming coffee complete with cinnamon brewed by our resident coffee aficionado, Elaine. Life aboard Sea Dragon has achieved some semblance of order and we finally […]

Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 November – 1200 27°25.88N 22°42.26W

The sea conditions, like a giant washing machine, have locked our “dragon” onto a point of sail too tilted and unstable to do anything but basically follow our daily routines. Malin commented that the sensation of the boat’s motion made her feel drunk and Jen felt it was akin to being in a washing machine! […]

Where Our Waste Goes

With just one day to go before we set sail the Exxpedition crew have been out and about in Lanzarote. We visited the island’s waste management facility Environmental Complex Zonzamas where all the rubbish is processed. Our guide Carmen Portella Ernest runs eco-trips on the island and is a keen birdwatcher   Since we’ve been docked […]

Adding Art into the Mix!

Another awesome world changer has joined our mission! Introducing Laura, an artist from Brighton. Laura is heading up the eXXpedition Art outreach plans. Laura has worked all around the world at the intersection of Art and Conservation. We are very pleased to have her aboard! Laura Coleman is the Director of The ONCA Trust, an […]